In this digital era, all the basic and important things are happening through Smartphones. As everything is digitalized, people can see their health and its related problems in mobile devices so the world is becoming more health-conscious. Smartphones are ruling the entire world. People check their health, manage and improve it in their smartphones. The health care apps help the physicians and doctors to monitor their performance and improve them if needed.
There are about 97,000 mHealth applications available in the major app stores. About 42% of the apps have stick to the paid business models. Even traditional health care providers have joined the mobile apps market. This app business will be broadened to include sensor, health care services, advertising and drug sales revenues.
There are many mHealth apps available in the market. And it continues to happen in the future also. The best mHealth apps are as follows.
Read was developed by QxMD. This app is available for both the Android and iOS users. This app unifies all the user’s medical literature and journals. This app will be in the magazine format and help the users to read and download the study materials if needed. They can even access the journals and articles from many sources including Pubmed, journals, and papers from the linked organizations.
There are many installs and a sufficient amount of free content available. Physicians require some little thought to focus more on their specialized department. People can use this app for free. But some of the journals and Pubmed require the institutions or the individuals to pay and get the subscription or credentials.
More than 1 million users use this app and most of them are the active members. This app is usually used by top doctors to check up the drug information, to find other providers for referrals and consults and to calculate the patient’s measurements like BMI.
This app is available for both the Android and iOS devices. The app and most of the content is free. With the help of this app, users have the access to the additional information and functionality. For making the in-app purchase of the Epocrates Essentials, the user has to pay $159.99 for a year.
In the U.S, Doximity is the largest medical network and it is professional too. The app has about 40% of the physicians as its members. Physicians can use their mobile devices or the web platforms to use the Doximity’s free tools for HIPAA-secure communication, reading medical news, electronic faxing and career management. This app is ultimately for healthcare physicians and professionals. Users can download this app to their Android and iOS devices. While downloading the app, it will ask the users to sign for the membership in their network.
This app helps the users to access the recent articles. They can view images of the patient’s medical conditions; they can listen to audio and video of the articles. This app was developed from the trusted New England Journal of Medicine. This app is available only for iOS devices. Users can view the videos for the medical procedures and they can check the results of the recent research and findings. This app is completely free to download and access.
This app is a community for nursing and medical professionals. The medical professionals use this app for sharing the clinical cases and discuss the problems or success faced during the treatment. Thousands of users comment, send and search for the images in the visual database. The physicians who are finding solutions for the rare condition can check this app to find a better solution. The doctors can learn about the rare cases in this app. The app guarantees the privacy of the patient by blocking their face and it even removes their identifying information.
The app is completely free and easy it is to use.
This app was created by the physicians for the physicians. This app can be used at the point of care and it is the leading evidence on the clinical resource. Both iOS and Android users can subscribe to DynaMed. It is not free; the individual physician has to pay $395 per year.
The physician will get the full functionality of the decision support tool on their mobile devices.
The functionality of the app includes disease references, summaries over different topics, a point of care information. The app frequently updates the new studies and it will add evidence to the database.
This app was developed by WebMD. It is another powerful medical reference tool offered on the Android and iOS devices. The app is free and it is free to access. Once the registration is done for accessing the free account the users can look up drugs and medications. Users can check the disease reference tool; they can update themselves with the latest mobile apps and many more exciting features.
Virtual practice for doctors
Virtual practice for doctors helps the doctors to communicate and hold with their patients. They can converse with their patients more easily and effectively via mobile devices. The doctors have the access to the patient’s health data. The app helps the physicians to manage the patients’ health records and they get involved in the medical practices at the convenience and they have a rich level of responsiveness and efficiency, which in turn results in the better healthcare outcomes.
Users can access this app on the Android and iOS platforms. They can even access online.
Calculate by QxMD
This app is care of tool designed especially for the physicians. It will more helpful for the physicians who specialize in cardiology, obstetrics, oncology, and others will find this app specifically helpful. This app calculates and translates the authoritative medical research findings into the practical tools for performing diagnoses, guiding in treatments, establishing dosages, making prognoses and much more.
This is one of the best clinical research apps and it is popular too. This app works with similar functionality like QxMD, Medscape, and Epocrates. The important thing in this app is it includes a library reference suite where the health care providers can search and store the important research and helps them in their practices. Users can access the Merck Manual freely. Merck Manual is one of the best-selling medical textbooks. iOS and Android users can use this app.
This app works on Android and iOS devices. Individual patients can use this app. This app creates a direct communication between the patients and the health care providers. With this app, patients can check their medical test results, track their medical treatments, they can pay medical bills, manage appointments, and they can even access their health care information. Users can upload their fitness and health data from other similar health tracking apps.
Millions of pregnant ladies use this app to track their pregnancy. iOS and Android users can use this app. This app was recommended by the National Health Service of U.K. the app tracks the health information for the pregnant women, who will become mothers soon. They can manage the doctor’s appointment. This app includes the kick counter; it has a place to upload the baby scan images and it provides the daily information regarding the user’s pregnancy and the baby’s growth.